Funeral Service for MRS. BASILISA RAMOS PASCUAL

Our beloved mother BASILISA RAMOS PASCUAL, peacefully joined our Heavenly Father and loved ones who have gone before her on May 6, 2021, at the age of 81, after a long and courageous battle with congestive heart failure, as a consequence of her condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW). She was a beloved wife to Felipe (Philip) Pascual of over 61 years, mother to five children, grandmother to 17 grandkids, great-grandmother to 8 great kids, sister to 9 siblings, auntie to her many dear nieces and nephews, cousin to many, and a friend to many who knew her. She was lovingly called Nanay (mother in Tagalog) by everyone. She was truly a mother to all. Nanay was born on April 15, 1940, in Lupao, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She was the youngest child of Juan Ramos Sr and Gregoria Tuzon, and sibling to Marcelina, Eufemia, Juliana, Arturo, Juan Jr, Pedro, Sofronio, Mariano, and Elena. She was the last sibling to go despite being the sickly one in the family. She surpassed, many times, the timelines that doctors have told her. She fought Death until she took her last breath. In addition to her parents and siblings, Nanay was predeceased by her eldest son Johnny Rey and grandchildren Angel and Isaac Reis. Nanay will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Philip, and children Barry (Margie); Mona Lisa (Eric), Mabini Joy (Reis), Nanette, and daughter-in-law Cecilia; grandchildren: Rheycel, Jonathan, Philip, Danielle, Monica, Richard, Mike, Kevin, Heavenly, Jared, Kailani, Addison, Trinity, Asher, Keiji, and Lisa; great-grandchildren: Kyle, Davyn, Maya, JR, Jenner, Jordan, Huntley, and Mia. Nanay found the love of her life in 1958 when she met Philip, our father, Tatay (father in Tagalog). They married on January 31, 1960 and immediately started a family. Nanay has always been Tatay’s rock as he was a Law student at the time, preparing for his Bar Examination, while working to support his pregnant wife and son Johnny Rey. Their second son was born as Tatay passed the Bar. Hence, the name Ibarra or Barry. A couple of years later, their first daughter was born, Mona Lisa or Sirikit, then followed by Mabini or Joy, then Nanette, or Naning. The family was complete. The family immigrated to Winnipeg during a blizzard on February 25, 1987, to join their eldest son Johnny Rey and his wife Cecilia who immigrated years before. It was time to leave the homeland then as the political tension was uprising. Having so many health issues and living in the province far from high-tech medical care, and being in a country with no health care was difficult, and expensive. Despite our father, Tatay, making more than enough in his successful law practice, the health expenses kept going up with Nanay’s health fluctuating. Moving to Canada has been a blessing and helped Nanay live a normal life despite her health challenges. In spite of her heart condition, Nanay lived a full life with her soulmate. They travelled to many places. Tatay’s appointment as a judge in the Veterans Review and Appeal Board required him to travel coast to coast to coast in Canada, and Nanay accompanied him. They were inseparable. They cared for their grandchildren and always made sure the children had home-made meals whenever they visited, and more to take home. When she could no longer cook as her health deteriorated, she made sure Tatay cooked so that we could have the home-cooked meals we always loved. She never stopped caring to the point that sometimes, she was perceived as an over-protective, helicopter mother while she was just making sure everyone was okay. She was fierce yet gentle, afraid to leave us yet brave, and a tough warrior and protector. Nanay, you will always be remembered, and always loved. Your physical presence may be gone, but your energy lives on, as energy never dies. You are now omnipresent. You are with us, like the air that we breathe, the sunlight that warms us, the stars that light the night sky! The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Casey Woo and his staff Mary, for their exceptional care for Nanay, as well as Vi and Vio, for making sure the medications are filled out and even sorted and delivered them personally. We also want to thank the Palliative Care Team, Sophie, and the nurses that were very compassionate, Sean and Joanne. They all went above and beyond until the end. A Lamay viewing and Funeral Service will be held will be at Glen Lawn Funeral Home. A Virtual Memorial Page has been created at www.glenlawn.ca where you can visit to post pictures, share stories or light a candle in her memory. Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at www.glenlawn.ca. Glen Lawn Funeral Home 204-982-7550


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If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you.

A.A. Milne